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Full records will be released to proven next of kin.
Only very basic information about deceased service personnel will be released to other enquirers, with slightly more detail made available 25 years after the date of death.
The problem was that when the prongs had been bent two or three times they tended to snap making the badge useless.
A later version had a piece of brass that could be replaced.
1 5/8" 6/8" 11/27/2002 The GQ badge was given for the same reason, by the GQ parachute company.
These are also named on the reverse (mine is plain), and is in gold.
The official translation of the RAF motto is "Through struggle to the stars". 2" 1.5" Pin 5/19/2002 Here is a 'Late Arrivals Club'badge, known to most as the 'Winged Boot'.
3" 11/27/2002 The badge was introduced under Air Ministry Order (AMO) 17 of 1943, but abolished by AMO 368 of June 1st 1948. This one, along with the certificate were issued to Sgt John Harper after he force landed his Beaufighter in the desert and walked back with his navigator.
The overall package offered by the Armed Forces is decreasing at the moment.